EVENT: Overcriminalization: Are Too Many People in Jail?
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 12:30
Does our society over-criminalize conduct? Should more behavior result in criminal penalties? What sorts of conduct should qualify as criminal? Radley Balko will debate Professor Coombs on the proper scope and penalties of the criminal law. Should we keep throwing people in jail? Come find out.
Scott Bullock of the Institute for Justice joins us at Rutgers to debate with Professor Lastowka the Constitutionality of Eminent Domain law and the government's proper role in seizing private property. The Institute for Justice was the public interest law firm that represented Susette Kelo in the infamous case. Come hear a first-hand account of what went right, what went wrong, and how we should properly consider eminent domain in the twenty first century.
Professor David Post of the Temple School of Law will be debating the future of law on the Internet with Professor Greg Lastowka. How should the Internet be governed? Who should do the governing? Does the Internet require no governance at all or a collaboration of world governments? Come find out what this means to you as you practice law in the twenty first century.
EVENT: Recess Appointments and Expanding Executive Power
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 12:30
Professor Tuan Samahon of the Villanova School of Law will be debating Professor Harry LItman on the Constitutionality of Richard Cordray's recess appointment by President Obama. The conditions of Mr. Cordray's appointment as the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau within the Treasury Department raised some eyebrows since Mr. Cordray's nomination had been previously filibustered by the Senate and the appointment occurred during a 3-day pro forma Senate session. At the same time Mr. Cordray was recess appointed, President Obama also recess appointed two NLRB members. Those appointments are being challenged in court as violating the recess appointments clause. Professor Samahon believes that the Court ought to return to the original meaning of the recess appointments clause, that existing precedent would render these appointments impermissible, and that these appointments are an example of the growing problem of executive unilateralism. FREE SUBWAY for lunch!
EVENT: Fisher v. U. of Texas: Should We Have Affirmative Action in University Admissions?
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Monday, January 14, 2013 - 12:30
With the upcoming decision of Fisher v. Texas, the future of affirmative action as a constitutionally permissible practice in university admissions is uncertain. The court has signaled increasing resistance to affirmative action over the last two decades. What would be the likely impact of removing affirmative action as a tool in selecting students? What will happen if the practice is only further attenuated? Should our society even depend on a racial preferences program at all? Roger Clegg of the Center for Equal Opportunity will engage with Professor Hawkins on these timely and lively issues. FREE Boston Market for lunch! Monday, January 14, 2013 @ 12:30 PM in 106.
This event is brought to you by the Federalist Society in conjunction with the Women's Law Caucus.
The Rutgers - Camden Federalist Society is pleased to announce our first Happy Hour for the semester. Come down to Tavern On Broad (http://www.tavernonbroad.com/) and enjoy half-price drinks and appetizers.
The date is November 7th, from 6 PM - 9 PM.
The Federalist Society will be having its general organizational meeting on 8/27/12 at 12:30 PM in Room E112. Come out to hear about our upcoming plans for events, learn about the benefits of membership, and have your chance to voice an opinion on the direction of the chapter this year. Free Lunch will be provided!
Bullying v Free Speech - Do I have the right to hurt your feelings?
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 12:30
In the wake of Tyler Clementi's tragic suicide there were calls for anti-bullying laws on campuses across the nation. However, do well-intentioned anti-bullying laws run afoul of the fundamental liberty of free speech? Greg Lukianoff of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) will come to Rutgers - Camden to debate this very important topic. Join us on September 19th at 12:30 PM for a debate and FREE LUNCH (as always). This event is co-sponsored by OUTLAWS.
Greg Lukianoff is the president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) and has been with FIRE since 2001, when he was hired to be the organization's first director of legal and public advocacy. Greg is a member of the State Bar of California and the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. Greg has published articles in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, the New York Post, The Stanford Technology Law Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Fraternal Law, Inside Higher Ed, Reason, Free Inquiry, Congressional Quarterly, The Daily Caller, The Charleston Law Review, and numerous other publications. He is a blogger for the Huffington Post and authored a chapter in Templeton Press's anthology New Threats to Freedom, edited by Adam Bellow.
Justice Scalia at the Philadelphia Lawyer's Chapter
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Monday, October 15, 2012 - 18:00
Justice Scalia has decided to visit our regional Philadelphia lawyers chapter on October 15 at 6:00 PM as part of his book signing tour. The regional coordinator has asked us to gauge interest in this event so he can try to accommodate everyone. Please use the anonymous poll linked below to indicate if you are interested in attending. We want to try to get seating for our interested members if possible and need numbers to give to the local lawyer's chapter.
Please note: this is a tentative date and time and may be subject to change.